Start up and Welcome!

Well this is my first blog….ever!  So if anyone out there actually ends up reading this, please be patient and forgiving.

I decided to start this blog to talk about and discuss, with anyone who wanted to, my/their experiences adopting children from Asia and our subsequent return to Asia (China and Vietnam) some years later.

We decided it was time to take our two girls back to their home countries this year and so at the end of June, we embarked on a three week journey (and a ‘journey’ in the figurative sense it was too) back to China where we adopted our oldest daughter who is now 14 and to Vietnam where we adopted our youngest daughter who is now nearly 12.

The trip was fabulous, very intense and very gratifying in so many ways.

There is so much for me to process and I thought I would be well-served by sharing some of it and by getting to know some other folks perhaps in a similar situation.

I will begin in earnest in the next day or two with the beginning of our adoption journey in words and pictures.

Stephanie Sackman 8/22/2010

8 responses to “Start up and Welcome!

  1. Stephanie, I am thrilled you will post about your trip – have been so interested to hear about every bit of it! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    • Joni, I have been thinking about blogging for awhile now. Now I think I have something interesting to talk about. Look for my next post in a couple of days when I figure out how to add pictures!🙂

  2. This is fabulous. I will love reading it and seeing the pictures. The format is very attractive. How terrific. What a great idea!!

  3. Congrats on your first blog! You are doing well and it’s fascinating reading. Thanks for sharing. I should have started from the beginning though and esp. once I saw I was going back in time. Now that I’m caught up—it’ll be even more exciting. Want to hear more about how you found her Mom, Dad and sibs. And, hope this isn’t dumb—but, how do you see the pictures? I just saw the one in the last post of Grandma with baby McKenna.

  4. Dumb, Dumb!! Just explored more and found the pictures. Glad there’s more.

  5. I continue to read these very open and wonderful remarks. Mahm

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